Shane Watson Reveal that the quality of cricket played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) & Pakistan Super League (PSL) is much better than Big Bash League (BBL).
Watson wrote in his T20 Stars blog:
“The one thing that the IPL and PSL do is make the quality of the cricket, the product, the number one priority,” Watson wrote in his T20 Stars blog. “They know that if this is of the highest quality possible, then the longevity of the tournament and the commercial growth and success will look after itself. Don’t get me wrong they have all of the bells and whistles as well, however, the glitz and glamour goes on before and after the matches but very rarely does the entertainment affect the player’s ability to perform at their best. This is where the BBL has really lost its way.”
“A number of the young guys are more focused on being entertaining on the microphone instead of prioritizing their mental energy, to have it ready to go when the game calls on them, instead of burning it unnecessarily being a player/commentator. The number 1 priority has to be the quality of cricket,” he added.